Some time ago the lovely Cassandra Jean did a series of postcards leading up to the release of Clockwork Princess. This was one of them. Whose hand Tessa was holding was deliberately not shown, but under the cut is the finished card … and a little extra artwork too, just for fun. Warnings for shipping and spoiling.
Taking a break briefly from the tarot card project, I asked Cassandra Jean to draw the four seasons as the four Shadowhunter series I have either written or planned right now — The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, the Dark Artifices, and The Mysterious TLH.
Here The Infernal Devices takes the season of winter. From left: Gideon, Sophie, Henry, Charlotte, Will, Tessa, Church (in a bad mood!) Jem, Gabriel, Cecily, and in the background, Magnus and Jessamine.
So Cassandra Jean has finished the complete Shadowhunter Tarot, so for the next … seventy-something days I’ll be posting a card a day in order, from the first card to the last. Some will be under spoiler cuts; some you’ll have seen before — I’ll explain why each character has the card they have.
I was going to post a card a day but I am several days behind, so these three cards go up together since they fit together thematically.
Will gets the Hanged Man which symbolizes someone caught in a bad situation between impossible choices.
Jem gets Temperance, which means balance, and can mean the blending of opposites.
And Tessa gets the Star, which is an otherworldly card, symbolizing magic. It also symbolizes love, vulnerability and hope.
These cards have been posted before but it’s interesting to reevaluate them again in the light of Clockwork Princess, thank you Cassandra Jean!
Too pretty! The ALA has made a lovely READ poster of manga!Tessa reading. Books are bewitching, thank you very much. :)
tagging these as spoilers though so they shouldn’t be showing up in your dashboard if you have the cp2spoilers tag blocked.
Family picture time! Mother and Daughter, Father and Son!
Fanart of Clockwork Princess written by @CassieClare
Question under cut, as it is spoilery. And a reminder, as I posted earlier, that my ask box is shut down and my fanmail box is shut down for the forseeable future. I am working my way through the asks in my drafts folder and then there will be no more asks. My husband actually set it up so that I couldn’t even get into my mail folder if I wanted to. :)
Counting down, this one is about Tessa and kids, so under a spoiler tag.
By streetangel8: this is very spoilery art. It is also VERY JESSA. If you do not like Jem/Tessa, do not click the read more.
[Jem] was entirely in love with Tessa Gray. His eyes followed her where she went, and his voice changed when he spoke to her. Cecily had once heard her mother say in amusement that one of their neighbors’ boys looked at a girl as if she were “the only star in the sky” and that was the way Jem looked at Tessa. —P.19 Clockwork Princess
Art and text belowthe link by Charlotte Freyja.
SPOILERS AT THE LINK. LOTS OF SPOILERS. OMAGURD SPOILERS.
(I love what Charlotte has to say in her caption, too, about Jem, and about love.Remember guys…Clockwork Princess isn’t about choosing ‘who’ to love it is about chosing ‘to love’.;)
Okay, I don’t know if I missed it, but I have not seen a Jem and Tessa tarot card. If there is one and you just aren’t showing it to us yet, I AM NOT ABOVE BEGGING. So, pretty please with a Benedict Cumberbatch on top will you showit to us? What if I bring you cookies? — team62forever
Hey Cassie! I was just wondering if there were any Jem and Tessa drawings or with them on a tarot card? I’ve been loving all the Will and Tessa ones but I kind of wanted more of Jessa. Thanks for reading (and answering if you do..) — consulfairchilds
I was saving the Jem and Tessa one because it is VERY SPOILERY. It doesn’t ONLY spoil events in Clockwork Princess, it spoils events in future as yet unwritten books.
Are you really sure you want to look?
Heroine appreciation always makes me happy.